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April is National County Government Month

April is National County Government Month, and this year’s theme is “Counties Matter”.

Counties are one of America’s oldest forms of government, dating back to 1634. The structure of today’s 3,069 county governments is chartered under state constitutions or laws and are tailored to fit the specific characteristics of local areas. Barnstable County provides a broad range of services to our 15 towns and residents across Cape Cod.
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